38 New York hospitals get $24.2M in quality payments from Excellus BCBS

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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield paid 38 hospitals in upstate New York $24.2 million in quality improvement payments in 2017.

The hospitals earned the payments based on how they performed in Excellus BCBS' Hospital Performance Incentive Program. To receive the payments, hospitals needed to reach 88 percent of the 48 quality improvement measures outlined in the program.

Of hospitals achieving the payment last year, eight upstate hospitals shared $12.2 million of the $24.2 million distributed.

Excellus BCBS has paid hospitals $256 million-plus in quality improvement payments since 2005.

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